Mario Botta: Architecture and Memory

Paola Pellandini

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art & Silvana Editore, Milano, 2014


Mario Botta: Architecture and Memory features the 50-year career of internationally acclaimed architect Mario Botta, one of the century’s most fundamental contributors to postmodern architecture. Featured are sketches, original wood models and photographs exemplifying Botta’s use of geometric shapes that juxtapose lightness and weight.

Botta is among the most noted architects on an international scale. His body of work ranges from private residences in the Swiss Alps to urban projects in Europe and Asia. At this time he has accepted only one other commission in the United States – the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Museums are an important part of Botta’s oeuvre, some of which are highlighted in the book. Botta views museums as more than structures to display artwork. “They have become new meeting places, sometimes for entertainment, that satisfy a more widespread free time,” he says. “The architect has to interpret these new hybrid institutions considering these contradictions”

Artikelnummer: 10009 Categorie:

ISBN: 9788836627998

272 pagina's, geïllustreerd, paperback, Engels